“Never discourage anyone who continually makes progress, no matter how slow.” — Plato


Aldeir Monteiro joined Gotta Dance in 2023. He began his training at the Centro de Arte e Dança de Campo Grande in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, coached by Daniel Mendéz and directed by Alice Arja. Monteiro won the Bronze Medal at the XVIII International Dance Seminar of Brasilia in 2008. He continued his training at the Miami City Ballet School and joined Miami City Ballet in 2012 under the direction of Edward Villella, followed by Lourdes Lopez. Monteiro performed in the original cast of Euphotic choreographed by Liam Scarlett for the Miami City Ballet in 2013. His repertoire includes Alexei Ratmansky’s Symphonic Dances; Sir Frederick Ashton’s Les Patineurs; George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker, Serenade, La Valse, and Slaughter on Tenth Avenue; Paul Taylor’s Piazolla Caldera; John Cranko’s Romeo and Juliet and others. Since joining ARB in 2016, Monteiro has performed principal roles such as Cavalier in The Nutcracker, Lysander in Douglas Martin’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Matador in Kirk Peterson’s Carmen, Franz in Coppelia, Paul Taylor’s Airs, José Límon’s There is a Time, Gerald Arpino’s Sea Shadow and Jean de Brienne in Peterson’s Glazunov Variations. Other credits include Albrecht in Giselle, Trey McIntyre’s Blue Until June, Septime Webre’s Fluctuating Hemlines, Riccardo De Nigris’ Beyond the Normal, Ethan Stiefel’s Wood Work, Amy Seiwert World – Interrupted and others. Aldeir originated the role of “Puck”, dancing alongside ARB’s Artistic Associate Gillian Murphy as Oberon, in Ethan Stiefel’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Most recent credit is Albretch in Ethan Stiefel and Johan Kobborg’s “Giselle”, originally choreographed for the Royal New Zealand Ballet. Aldier teaches upper-level ballet, pointe, and modern classes.

Discovered Dance When...
Volleyball wasn’t working out for me.
Years of Dance
Best Advice
Work hard, and push yourself on the hardest days, you only grow through discomfort
I find inspiration in everyday life, nature, music, fellow work colleagues, my students, there is inspiration anywhere you just have to look thoroughly.